A rendering of the renovated Atlanta Constitution Building (Courtesy Invest Atlanta)

Curbed Atlanta reports that developer Pope & Land, in collaboration with Place Properties, is proposing a nearly $40-million overhaul of the historic Atlanta Constitution newspaper building near Underground Atlanta in Downtown. Plans call for the building to house 67,000 square feet of loft office space, 2,500 square feet of ground floor retail, and a rooftop restaurant. An adjoining residential building will be constructed, with 112 residential units and 142 parking spaces.

Dad’s Garage Theatre will host a forum for Atlanta City Council District 2 and 5 candidates on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required because of limited space. District 2 candidates scheduled to appear include Amir Farokhi, Lauren Welsh, Nicholas Mulkey, Zelda Jackson and Stephon Ferguson. The District 5 lineup includes Liliana Bakhtiari, Natalyn Archibong and David Orlando Brown.

Leigh Burns

The Fox Theatre has hired historic preservation and community development expert Leigh Burns to manage the Fox Theatre Institute’s (FTI) program. FTI is a programming, consulting, and grant funding division of Fox Theatre, Inc. that has committed more than $1 million in grants for restoration and operation assistant of Georgia’s historic theaters. Burns brings 17 years of historic preservation planning and community development experience. She previously served as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Georgia Main Street Program at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.